Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2011 is coming!


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I love my work and enjoying every minute doing it. And I promise to work harder next year and perform better.


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One of the things that I enjoy doing is traveling. This year I didn't get to travel as much as I want to. So I hope I can travel more next year (POSSIBLE KE?). Places that I wish to visit is Australia, Italy or yang dekat2 probably Vietnam or Bangkok. (Owh... and I really2 want to go to Paris and New York... one day perhaps)

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I'm 30 years now, and my responsibility is increasing. In order to be responsible on other things, I need to be responsible on my own health first. I need to really discipline, and more aware of what I put into my mouth and into my body. I will eat healthily, eat more greens, drink more water, eat less sugar and processed food. And starting to religiously take my supplements too.

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I will pray harder too. Indeed I need to be more discipline. And I've been thinking of wearing Hijab for quite sometime already. Perhaps I'll do it next year? InsyaAllah....


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I guess this is the hardest part of all. I am determined to get my self a thread-mill. I'm not in a condition that allows me to work-out, diet, loose weight and get in shape right now. I can only do that probably in August next year. So by 08/2011, I'll get my self a thread-mill, and work my-ass out on it and hoping to make my body somewhat like the girl in the picture above :p


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And I dont know if I can do this next year, but I really2 wish I can get back to diving. I am a certified scuba diver and its been quite sometimes since I last been under the water. I really2 miss it. And I miss my dive buddy. And I miss my pink fins (yerp, my fins are in hot pink.. hehe)


wish me lots of luck! hehehe.... happy new year to all of you my lovely readers :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

All I Want For Christmas Is You :p



marry x-mas and have a nice holiday you olls....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Laksa Teluk Kechai

Everyone who knows that my in laws are in Alor Setar, asked me if I have tried Laksa Teluk Kechai. It seems that it is a must try!

So hubby and my in laws made a few attempts to take me there, but unfortunately, the laksa is finished (yup, the laksa can be sold out as early as 5pm!) or the stall is closed!

So finally, the last time we are back in Alor Setar, we managed to get it at around 2pm.

According to hubby, this is the most famous ones, Zakaria, Laksa Teluk Kechai (along Jalan Kuala Kedah)

Customers started filling up the kedai.



So we decided to just tapau. The funny thing is, you didnt get to order by the normal quantity, say 4 bungkus laksa, or 8 bungkus laksa and so on. It goes by kilos! hehehe... We ordered for 1kg laksa (it serves for about 5 - 6 pax). The price is RM10/kg.

This is the condiments for 1kg laksa. It is not pre-cut for you. Dia bagi seketul-seketul... bawang, timun, cili padi, telur... balik rumah, potong la sendiri ye. Bagus jugak, you get to cut and serve it fresh as and when you want to consume the laksa.

The condiments is prepared by my sis-in-law, not me... thats why it looks presentable... hehe

And the most important ingredient is this "sambal kelapa". It is made with coconut, obviously. It is not spicy as the name suggest, but the sambal kelapa will make the laksa thicker and gives more "kick" to it. Seriously... memang kaw!

So apa lagi, sila la try if you happen to be in Alor Setar.. I'm not sure if this Laksa is available else where.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

We have been Married for 1 year :) (and still counting)


(Anniversary by Tony Toni Tone, I love this song so much! Enjoy...)


It's our anniversary!

12.12.09 ~ 12.12.10 and still counting.

Our marriage is one year old!

The year gone by just like that. Tak terasa pun. Probably because we both were busy adjusting ourselves to married life. Adjusting to staying together, learning about each other’s behavior, adapting to each other’s family, and most of all, busy enjoying each other’s company.

I felt bless. People said marriage is a gamble. But I didn’t get into this “gamble” blindly without doing some calculative risk. So far, I am confident to say that I made the right decision. My husband is my true love, my best friend and my soul mate. He really completed me. He is my better half, literally. I’m the hot tempered half, he is the calm half, I am the talkative and social half, he is the shy and homely half, I am the shallow half, he is the deep thinker.

So far, in our one year of married life, we never got into argument. I was the one who always “merajuk”, pulling faces, giving the silent treatment, if things doesn’t go the way I expected. But he will be the one who will just keep quiet, patiently, waiting for my “emotional roller coaster” settle.

But then again, that’s what people said setahun jagung. Things are still new. We are still learning. Orang kata benda baru semua bau wangi :)

I hope I can still say the same for our 2nd, 3rd, 4th anniversary and so on. I hope this feeling that we have for each other will last forever. Even when the small one arrives.

In in love, so much in love.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

choc and beyond

Tried and tested, new product from cadbury. Accidentally bumped into this choc when I was doing my grocery shopping at Giant Hypermarket this evening. For some reason now choc loose its magical effect on me. I am not tempted at all. Dulu memang pantang tengok... I will finish it in a blink of an eye!

But still, trying out new product gives no harm (especially chocolate :p)

Its called Cadbury Fingers (RM3.90)


It is a chocolate coated waffer. Just like the chocolate that people normally use for hantaran... ala, chocolate yang orang selalu guna untuk jadi "pagar rumah", yang wrapper kilat2 tu... yup, that one. It taste exactly the same. Cuma this one rasa "mahal" sikit :)

Monday, December 06, 2010

Awal Muharam (Doa Awal Tahun & Akhir Tahun Hijrah)

Doa Akhir Tahun dibaca 3 kali pada akhir waktu Asar atau sebelum masuk waktu Maghrib pada akhir bulan Zulhijjah.

Sesiapa yang membaca doa ini, Syaitan berkata
“Kesusahan bagiku dan sia-sia lah pekerjaanku menggoda anak Adam pada setahun ini dan Allah binasakan
aku satu saat jua. Dengan sebab membaca doa ini, Allah ampunkan dosanya setahun”
Berikut adalah Doa Akhir Tahun




Doa Awal Tahun
dibaca 3 kali selepas maghrib pada malam satu Muharram. Sesiapa yang membaca doa ini, Syaitan berkata
“Telah amanlah anak Adam ini daripada godaan pada tahun ini kerana Allah telah mewakilkan
dua Malaikat memeliharanya daripada fitnah Syaitan”.
Berikut adalah Doa Awal Tahun



Sunday, December 05, 2010

Year End Syndrom

I left home like usual this morning. In fact, a lil bit late. But I arrived office early then usual. The road is empty. Not literally, but close to empty, not like the typical Monday morning.

I just realized that tomorrow is a Public Holiday. Awal Muharram. The whole of Malaysia will be on holiday. So people take the opportunity by taking their annual leave today to get a long stretch holiday. And a lot of people is taking the opportunity to finish up what's left of their annual leave.

I kindda like it coz the traffic is less heavy, and its easy to get parking in the office. But it sux big time coz I'm stucked in the empty office!

BORINGGGGGGGGGGG

Thursday, December 02, 2010

what is cooking tonite?

I made this a few weeks ago for dinner. Tak selera hari2 makan nasi and I ran out of idea of what to cook for hubby for dinner. It's fish and chips with steamed mixed vege, mashed potato, and french fries.

NOOODLES

Are you a fan of noodles? I'm not a fan, but bila jemu makan nasi, or sandwich, and dunno what else to eat, I'll resort to noodles. All sorts of noodles, prawn noodles, curry noodles, all sorts of laksa, and the list goes on.

When I was in Subang Skypark (formerly known as Subang Terminal 3 Airport), I bumped into a restaurant that sells all sorts of noodles! The name of the restaurants, well, errr, NOOODLES STATION (spelled with 3 "O")


Just like any other typical restaurant, well arranged and most importantly, clean.

I had Nyonya Prawn Noodle Soup (RM9.90). I like the fact that the soup is thick and you can actually taste the prawn-ness in the soup and dorang tak kedekut rencah. lots of vege, egg, fish cakes and prawns.

Hubby had this. Chicken Porridge with condiments. I forgot what is the price. But I think it is about RM10 too.


What is so special about this restaurant is they make their own noodles. They claimed that their specialty springy egg noodles is made using high protein flour with no artificial colouring or preservatives.

They also offer a wide range choices such as western food, rice dishes, childrens' meals and more.

How to get there? (out-side Klang Valley click here)

SELANGOR

NO.17, JALAN SS 15/4
47500 SUBANG JAYA, SELANGOR
TEL: 03-56362274 / FAX: 03-56362274

SACC MALL LOT GF 26, JALAN PERBANDARAN 14/9
PUSAT BANDAR SHAH ALAM, 40000 SHAH ALAM, SELANGOR
TEL: 03-55180800 / FAX: 03-55117800

LOT G 33, GROUND FLOOR, ALAMANDA SHOPPING CENTRE
JALAN ALAMANDA PRECINT 1, 62000 PUTRAJAYA
TEL: 03-88888618 / FAX: 03-88888618

LOT F58, F59, GIANT HYPERMARKET KOTA DAMANSARA
PEKAN BARU SG BULOH, DAERAH PETALING SELANGOR
TEL: 03-61423322 / FAX: 03-61423322

KUALA LUMPUR

MID VALLEY MEGAMALL, S-069, 2ND FLOOR MID VALLEY CITY
LINGKARAN SYED PUTRA, 59200 KUALA LUMPUR
TEL: 03-22877558 / FAX: 03-22877558

NO. 19-0- BLOCK B, PLATINUM WALK, JALAN LANGKAWI
53300 SETAPAK, KUALA LUMPUR
TEL: 03-41422288 / FAX: 03-41422288



A.W.A.Y

Sorry I've been away for quite some time. So many things happening to me (and people close to me) for the past 2 weeks.

First, I've been to a 3D2N training in Hulu Langat. As the name of the place suggest, true enough, tempat tu tersangat la "ulu" to the extent there was no phone signals, not even a bar!

And it was a spiritual enhancement training. So the timing was really packed, had to get up as early as 3.30am (for solat taubat, solat hajat, solat tasbih, tahajud, solat witir, and finally solat subuh.. phew) and sleep as late as 11.30pm everyday! It was quite taxing on me. But it was so "cleansing"... trust me. Kalau harap nak perform all the prayers on my own, jangan harap la kan... So it was a golden opportunity.

And the place is in the middle of a jungle and there was no source of clean water and electricity. The electricity source is from generator, so please don’t expect water heater or air-cond for that matter. And please bear in mind that it is in the middle of a jungle and the weather can get so fre@king cold in the morning… ice cold! Susah gile nak mandi!

And the best part is the source of water. The main source of water is… “Drum roll please”….. RIVER! Air sungai ok, yang tak tapis2… why I said tak tapis is because, my friend who stayed at the chalet next to mine, found a small fish inside her basin! Hahahaha… and if its raining, the water will get really murky, macam the ais… yuck! I had to brush my teeth with mineral water! Tak selera nak rinse my mouth with that water… haih

Tapi come to think of it again, org Zaman dulu2, hidup tepi sungai, macam tu la their lifestyle kan. Ok je. Kita nie je (I’m referring to yours truly) yang being pampered all the time, susah nak back to nature. *self reflecting moment*

Secondly, on the day that I got back from the training, my nephew text me and said that my mom felt down and she is in so much pain. To cut the long story short, after sending her to emergency ward in University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC; formerly known as University Hospital), the doctor informed her that she fractured her thigh and had to be warded and later operated. She stayed in the hospital for 1 week, had her surgery on last Tuesday and was discharged last night. I was here and there between home, office and hospital non-stop. On the day she went for surgery, I spent 8hours in the hospital. And the parking area in the hospital is nightmare! On average, during peak hours, I had to drive up and down the parking building for 2omins before I can secure a spot. Exhausted!

Thirdly, it is purely myself. But I will tell you that in my next (future) entry.

All of the above made my life somewhat miserable. Every day I just look forward to go home, hit the shower, put my head on the pillow and sleep. That is the only time I have to retreat. My house is a mess. TV pun tak sempat tgk, apatah lagi nak cuci baju, iron baju, kemas rumah, masak, etc.

Now I am back on track again, hopefully.

Looking forward to the long break end of this year. I’m not going anywhere pun. Just wanted to wrap myself in blanket, and watch endless movie in the comfort of my home.

I promise you more updates soon... more entry, more story

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Car of the Year 2U (COTY2U) 2010

I accompanied hubby to the Car of the Year 2U (COTY2U) event that was held at MATRADE. I'm not so much fan of cars, so I'll just post a few armature pictures that I took out of boredom. I repeat, cars are not my passion, so, expect more pictures, and less review/ comments.. huhu

This is the newly launched car by Proton. It is 'inspired' by Mitsubishi Lancer, hence the name Inspira. Hmmm... for those of you who always comdemned Malaysian car, I think you should just shut-up. If you can afford to buy Lancer, by all means. Kalau suka, beli, kalau tak suka, just buzz offfffffffffff


This is Neo GTI, Lotus Racing edition (did I put the name right?). I like the color. But hubby said harga dia mahal!



obsessed over shampoo!

I have hair loss problem. Not only during shower. masa tido ke, driving ke, my hair is left all over the places!

What is the main reason? Not because of pregnancy >> duh, obviously not (from my reading I found out that pregnancy is the main reason among women). Probably because of aging (I'm not old, but getting wiser), and because of too much exposure to chemicals (hair products, environments, etc). I used to have a really thick, black, shinny hair.

I've been changing shampoo like nobody's business. Pantang orang recommend shampoo for hair loss, I will be the first person to get it (not literally...)

Just look at the picture above. That is the amount of shampoo that I have in my bathroom! tak sesmpat habis, I am tempted to buy a new one.

This is my daily shampoo, Loreal Elseve. Until one day I found out that this shampoo makes my scalp oily. I washed my hair in the morning, and by the time it was 4pm, my scalp (and my hair) will be really2 oily like I haven't hit the shower in 4 days! yuck! I decided to try out new shampoo.

I tried Dove Hair Fall Therapy next. This shampoo makes my hair rough. I didnt know if it reduce the hair fall, macam takde effect je. Probably because I used it for 1 week only, not enough time for it to take effect.

This is not shampoo, its hair conditioner. Its is good. Makes my hair all soft and shiny. I didnt buy this for any specific reason, just because it is on sale :)

Next I tried Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo. The name sounds scary no? amino acid?? ahahaha. But the sales lady strongly suggested this shampoo for my hair loss problem. What I dont like about this shampoo is the strong smell of coconut (the main ingredients) and the fact that it is not foamy. Rasa tak puas shampoo kalau takde buih. But I've read in one article saying that shampoo with lots of foam carry chemicals that can harm you in long run... haih And it is quite pricey too. About RM80 (just the shampoo, I didnt purchase the conditioner, maha sangat)

This shampoo I bought because of the review that I read on blogs. They claimed that this shampoo is perfect remedy for hair loss. Bawang shampoo. It smells really strong (weird smell of herbs, not bawang.. hehehe) But recently, I read in one of the blog too, that it was reveled in one of the Chinese News Paper that this is a cancer causing shampoo. Scary kan! Apa lagi, into the dustbin it went. (Price: +-RM15)

So one day, I went for hair wash at one of the saloon in Bangsar, the shampoo guy told me i have sensitive scalp (red marks on my scalp) which will lead to hair loss (Which is already happening!)

He suggested Nioxin no8 (cleanser & conditioner). Memang bagus! Now after hairwash, bila tgk amount of hair yang gugur, memang makin kurang....(+-RM70/each)

Ni pulak Schwarzkopf Bonacure sensitive soothe Hair Therapy. I bought this recently pun sebab termakan recommendation from saloon people. RM135/ bottle. Blom try, nak tunggu Nioxin habis dulu.

So for those of you with similar problem, I hope the above helps. Nak try shampoo saya pun boleh, I have plenty!

Good luck!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

TGV Mesra Mall, Kerteh

When I started working in Kerteh 5 years ago, the place have nothing. Apart from Mc'Donalds where I used to hang out with friends for hours, the place have no other evidence of civilization. My friend and I used to refer Kerteh as "land of coconut tree" because of the obvious reasons.

But over the years, the place is starting to develop. More shop-houses, double lane roads, and a few kopitiam style joints for us to hang out at. And just before I left for KL, they even have a new mall!

Mesra Mall, is the name of the mall. Before i left, there were only few shops are open. Pizza Hut, Guardian, Reject Shop, Big Apple (we bought doughnuts every day! sebab jakun sangat) and Starbucks, yes, no kidding!

But recently, more interesting shops are slowing adding to the list. Body shop, toys 'R' us, Tanamera Spa, Burger King, Sports Planet futsal court, Bowling Alley, Kareoke (bukan kareoke jamban ye, ni sama taraf dgn Red-Box)and yang paling saya impressssss..... *drum roll*....... TGV Cinema!


Sparkling new TGV Cinemas... I was so impressed that I didnt even blink my eye... its in Kerteh people. Land of coconut.



Is that awesome or what? Budak-budak baru posting to this place, jangan la mengada2 nak cakap boring ke apa. The place was nothing during my time (rasa dah tua pulak). Fire-fly now flies to Kerteh (dulu takde ok), and the roads are well connected to the LPT highway (we had to use the trunk-road before to get to the highway from Kerteh). And now, you get to sip a cup of freshly brewed coffee from Starbucks in the Morning, have your lunch at Burger King and watch movie at night with friends at TGV! and all this is in Kerteh! pergghhhh... gile hebat.


Aidiladha 2010


I thought that celebrating Raya Korban in Kuala Lupur will be dull just like previous years. But I thought wrong. This year, for some reason, sangat meriah. Maybe because tahun nie raya berdua :) and all of my siblings are in KL too.

Hubby and I went for Solat Raya at the mosque near our house. After having some light breakfast, off we went to my mom's house.

Next on the agenda is visiting my dad's house. We had so much fun eating, talking, gossiping and eating some more..

How about your hari raya? I hope you guys have a blast too.

(Note: received a very happy news one day before Aidiladha. Thank you Allah... I hope its going to be better this time around)

Ibadah Korban

Sunday, November 14, 2010

3 series

I celebrated my 30th Birthday last week. 091110 to be exact (try adding all of the numbers, you will get number 3!)

Being 30 means a lot to me. Making me reflecting back to the past 29 years of my life. I've been living my 20s to the fullest. so many things happened. I grew up, I learn, I fall in love, felt out of love, found my soul-mate, buying properties, took up scuba diving, i traveled, I was promoted, made some huge decision, some are good, some are bad, and made a few mistakes. None of them of which I regret doing. All of it made the person I am today.

Quoted from part of the bday card that hubby gave me :

"You are one strong lady, and that lady is my wife"

..... Isn't he the sweetest? :):):)

I'm blessed to receive so many well wishes from friends and family. In fact, more then 100 wishes! I get to blew candles from 3 separate cakes (yes, I got 3 birthday cakes), and few other surprising gift...

From left: Charles & Keith clutch from my lil sis, Crab tree hand cream from my cousin, and *drum roll......* a netbook from my hubby! He said it is a sign of support towards my passion for blogging and also my work that requires me to travel a lot.

These were given to me at a surprise birthday dinner that hubby secretly organized for me :)

This a a surprise present from my dear friend. Thank you for the effort... I really appreciate it (rasa terharu sangat!)

Owh, and a shopping voucher from my boss :) how cool is that?

So Three-O is such a big deal huh? I'm a 3 series now, and loving every minute of it!

** I made a wish before blowing my birthday candles. and the wish are the same for all three cakes. Please pray for me that my wish will come true... I really, really, really wants it, so desperately.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Egg Mc'Muffin

Are you a fan of Mc'Donalds?

If your answer is YES, then answer the next question (if your answer is no, answer it anyway.. hehehe)

Do you still remember that Mc' Donalds use to have Mc' Egg on their menu? It is just like the English version of our local Benjo. (I'm a fan of benjo too!)

You do??? sedap kan??! its my favorite! for some reason they stop having it on their menu (mungkin sebab murah sangat or there are no demand). I must say that I'm missing it..

Anyways, I was on my way to Seremban this morning, and I was ahead of time so I decided to divert to Nilai to have breakfast at Mc'Donalds (I am quite familiar with Nilai).

And I found this on their menu >>>>>>>>>


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I dunno if its new on the menu or what, but I just noticed it on their breakfast menu. I know they have Sausage Mc'Muffin with Egg, but not Egg Mc'muffin.

So without hesitation, I ordered for the set (c/w hash-brown and iced milo; btw, iced milo Mc'Donalds is the best!) +-RM8 (with coffee/ tea) +-RM9 (if substitute with milo)

Omg!!! I dunno if it is because it is freshly made, but with the extra soft English muffins (the buns), nicely cooked eggs (not overcooked, just the way i like it), melted cheese and a slice of chicken roll... mamma mia!!!! trust me, ladies and gentleman, that is what define good breakfast... (not sure if its healthy tho :p)

bliss...
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